Godan verb with ku ending, intransitive verb
1. to sing (bird)
  • あの
  • かわいい
  • とり
  • くるひもくるひ来る日も来る日も
  • 鳴いて
  • ばかり
  • いた
  • That pretty bird did nothing but sing day after day.
2. to make sound (animal); to call; to cry; to chirp
  • カエル
  • 鳴いたら
  • かえ帰ろう
  • Let's return when the frog croaks.
3. to make a meld call (e.g. pung, kong)Mahjong term, Only applies to 鳴く
Other forms
啼く 【なく】


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